BY OKEY NDIRIBE & EMMAN OVUAKPORIE
ABUJA — The House of Representatives, yesterday, accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of bias over the arraignment of Chairman, House Committee on Capital Market, Hon. Herman Hembe.
The lower House pointed accusing finger at the Director General of The Securities Commission, SEC, Ms Arunma Oteh over the development.
The anger of the leadership of the House was based on the fact that it is widely believed that Oteh must have used her connection as a statutory member of the EFCC to ensure Hembe was embarrassed.
Deputy spokesman of the House, Hon Victor Ogene, disclosed that the EFCC knew that the Capital Market probe was on-going yet the commission went ahead to arraign the chairman and his deputy.
He explained that “how on earth can you make available travel documents and estacode on October 19 and expect the person to travel same day?
“It is unfortunate that the Ethics and Privileges committee mandated to investigate the matter was still waiting for the probe to end when Hembe was arraigned.
“They are basing the whole thing on Section 308 and we know nothing will come out of it because we allow other arms of government to perfect whatever they are doing.”
“For instance we cannot dabble into the Salami issue until all investigations must have been concluded it is the business of the judiciary.” Vanguard Nigeria